In this week’s address, President Obama commemorated the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The President recognized the museum for celebrating the many accomplishments of the African American community – and for telling the fuller story of America by facing the uncomfortable truths of our Nation’s history all while embracing the knowledge that America is a constant work in progress. The National Museum of African American History and Culture not only tells the African American story – it tells the American story. By telling the fuller account of the American story, the President said, the museum will give all of us a chance to reflect and set the course for generations to come.
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the President visited the Big Apple, where he attended his eighth and final United Nations General Assembly – and back in Washington he honored the arts and humanities. That’s September 16th to the 22nd or, “We’ll Photoshop ‘Em In.”
The film screening of Estamos Aquí: A Celebration of Nature y Cultura will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. The event will feature remarks
from senior White House officials and a panel discussion with young leaders from Latino Outdoors on the subject of how Latino and Hispanic
Americans are engaging in sustainability and environmental protection across the country and connecting communities with nature.